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SFGTV2
Dec 12, 2012 9:30pm PST
before he went to libya, when he was serving at the relations committee in the senate. met him few times in libya when i used to go from time to time. he is the man that there is no limit. he witnessed the suffering under regime of gadhafi and saw brutality of gadhafi killing his own people using all type weapons. he was the first american representative to go to benghazi, my hometown. every member of the delegation came to this country. when i speak about steven they say yes, chris, we know him. he talked to the people. he meet with the people. he knows their suffering. the main thing, that he trusts them and when they rised against gadhafi, he supported them. chris, it is a great loss for libya. we lost him as a friend and man that understands the history of the people of libya before and after. chris, he built the bridge between libya and the united states. a bridge of love, of hope. we never believed one day we would be able to raise against this dictatorship. i knew chris after he came back. i knew chris more. he would come to the house and we play tennis. after the tennis we
CSPAN
Dec 22, 2012 2:00pm EST
their operations within the u.s. and the west and libya was a time which i had lived as a junior diplomat from 2004-2006 when a small group of us were sent to tripoli to basically laid the foundation for picking the embassy. i, you know, spend a lot of time in the middle east, sometimes i wonder whether i should a steady japanese like when i was in college because the degree of change ability, it's a drama continuing, but there's a certain something about the region and the people and the disparate culture which is really quite gripping and the more that you get into it the more you become passionate about it. i'm simply very passionate about libya. essentially some of the reflections that i heard, the commentary that was made to me while i was posted in libya were basically driving desire to write this book because a number of people came up to me. very surprising in different contexts, different taxi drivers, police to make lots of money as middlemen between the regime and the private sector, former mark -- former monarchy, people who have been parliamentarians' back in the 60'
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 8:00pm EST
certainly been very passionate about libya, and that's essentially, some of the reflections that i heard, the commentary made to me while i was posted in libya, basically, drove the desire to write this book because a number of people came up to me, and surprising in different contexts, whether think were taxi drivers, people poised to make lots of money, you know, middlemen between the regime and the private sector, former monarchy people who had been parliamentarians in the 60s and said, look, you know, we understand that there's this going on, but you realize that if you don't -- this is your time to pin the regime and kernel -- colonel gadhafi to the wall. if you don't express what you want from this without a clear end goal, things will not work out well, and we're willing to say this even if we are poised to make money at this. this was not the view of everyone of this, of course, but these kinds of hushed, sort of warnings resinated very strongly with me. i think they are, in some ways, kind of explained or increasingly explained by the news we're hearing in retrospect about what
SFGTV2
Dec 10, 2012 9:00pm PST
were you last? he said in libya. i said did you know christopher stevens? he said everybody knew christopher stevens. he was our leader, fluent in arabic, constructive, positive, doing something, he was our leader. this spontaneous practically eruption from him. he was a foreign service officer. anybody who has served with a foreign service as i did as the secretary of state knows, what a very special group of people this is. they are very able people. dedicated. they work hard for our country. chris was extraordinary and stood out. i thought what image can i think of that might express our way of thinking about him. i thought of the great seal of our republic. i don't know how many of you have ever looked carefully at it. the center is an eagle. in one talon the eagle is holding an olive branch. the eagle is looking at the olive branch to show that the united states will always seek peace. the other talon, the eagle is holding arrows to show that the united states understands if you will be effective and successful in seeking peace, you must be strong. let me expand. because it
SFGTV2
Dec 2, 2012 9:30pm PST
especially libya was chris's bandstand. he knew the members gained through collaboration and personal approach. i want to share one last memory. our daughter maggie was born in 1994 with profound life threatening problems and required many surgeries and long hospitalizations during the first few years. "the chronicle" ran a story in 1996. chris's momma -- mom mary cut out that and sent it to cairo. chris took his time to write a thoughtful note expressing his concern and wishing us well, commenting on how cute maggie was. he closed that note as follows. as they say in this part of the world, and you will forgive me for butchering the arabic. may allah make things easier for you. this is my wish for chris's family and friends today, as we mourn his loss. the world will never -- the world never saw a kinder, more resolute and enlightened soul. his integrity, character, empathy, his courage, his tolerance were ever present, unchanging, even with all his success and fame and in the face of every challenge. we feel so sad to have lost chris but so lucky to have known him. we will
SFGTV2
Dec 30, 2012 10:30pm PST
>>> my name is chris stevens, i'm the new u.s. ambassador to libya. i had the honor to serve as the envoy to the libyan revolution and i was thrilled to watch the libyan people stand up and demand their rights. now i'm excited to return to libya to continue the great work we've started, building a solid partnership between the united states and libya to help you the libyan people achieve your goals. right now i'm in washington, preparing for my assignment. as i walk around the monuments and memorials commemorating the courageous men and women that made america what it is, i'm reminded we too went through challenging periods, when america was divided by a bitter civil war 150 years ago. president abraham lincoln had the vision to pull us together toward a shared goal of peace and prosperity. growing up in california i didn't know much about the arab world. then after graduating from the university of california at berkeley, i traveled to north africa as peace corps engineer. i worked as an english teacher in morocco two years and quickly grew to love this part of the world. since joi
SFGTV2
Dec 24, 2012 8:30pm PST
brewing the senator a proper cup of cappuccino during their meetings in libya. the next topic of material goods would be his donkey, or lack thereof. i love the picture. it reminded me of a priceless letter he sent to me in law school when he was over there in the peace corps. chris wrote wonderful notes and told me when he went running in the village where he was staying, only to have locals come up beside him and say where is it, where did it go. where is what? your donkey. i don't have a donkey. >> why are you running? [ laughter] >> for exercise. >> exercise? are you nuts? if you want exercise, come work on my orchard, you crazy american. >> chris succeeded because he knew how to laugh at himself and relate to people around him. there are two more memories i want to share. one deals with government and jazz. chris always wanted to work for the state department. he always wanted to be involved in the foreign service. he took the foreign service exam when we were undergrads at cal. he came back the first time, pleased with results on the written but felt he didn't do so well on
SFGTV2
Dec 16, 2012 11:30pm PST
loss. ambassador stevens and the others who lost their lives in libya worked each and every day to advance the highest ideals of this great nation. they will never be forgotten. ambassador stevens, in spite of the many challenges of seeking global peace and security, he truly believed peace is possible. representatives george miller and jackie spear both are with us today. our delegation has the pleasure of entering into the permanent record the life, service, legacy of ambassador stevens. additionally, a flag has been flown over the capitol by democratic leader nancy pelosi, represented by her daughter christine pelosi. this flag has been presented to the family. in celebration of ambassador stevens life and in honor of his tremendous legacy. as i mentioned, we entered into the congressional record our testimony honoring the life of ambassador john christopher stevens. in the interest of time i won't read the entire congressional record but only an excerpt. it said mr. speaker, i rise with my colleagues to honor, celebrate and remember ambassador john christopher chris stevens. a
CSPAN
Dec 20, 2012 6:00am EST
-- consulate in libya that killed four americans. diplomats will speak to reporters about the report. >> on "washington journal" we will focus on gun-control issues with john yarmuth. tim helskamp will join us to talk about the fiscal cliff. and we will look at what options the administration has to tighten gun control laws with or without congressional action. our guest will be david ingram, responded for reuters. live on c-span every day at 7:00 eastern. two committees are holding hearings today on the attack in libya that killed four americans. the senate foreign relations committee will hear from deputy secretary of state at 8:00 eastern. you can see that live on c-span to. mr. burns will go to the other side of the capital of the afternoon to testify before the house foreign affairs committee about the report. that is live on c-span3 at 1:00 eastern. >> our first experience was to come and a different way than every other family up here. probably would never happen again in history. after dad was sworn in, we went and took a picture of the family behind a wall office desk. that night w
FOX News
Dec 22, 2012 8:00pm PST
. and what hasn't been reviewed is what was the u.s. policy in eastern libya. the cia was in eastern libya because they were concerned that al-qaeda was using that part of the country to recruit people into the terrorist organization, now, what was the u.s. state department and obama administration's policy towards libya? between the lines of this report suggested it was reflected in a kind of lig light footprint. they thought libya was going all right. i think there was a break between-- >> a light footprint was explicit policy, maybe not explicit, but after gaddafi fell we washed our hands of libya more or less. had a few state department and cia this. morals said the qataris and united arab emirates, they would take care of arming things and we let them arm the islamists, that's who they support and now the islamists are gaining in strength against an elected government. >> but this is reflective of a broader pattern of a spore raddic attentiveness that this administration shows, it's broadly reactive, not proactive and you know, basically said, hey, libya, we've been there, done
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 10:30am EST
the september 11 attack and benghazi, libya. the state department security chief and two other officials resigned in the wake of that report, which found systemic failures in libya. ambassador pickering is joined by german mike mullen and dignitaries secretary of state william burns -- chairman mike mulen and secretary of state william barnes. this is about 30 minutes. >> thank you for joining us. the accountability review board on benghazi that the secretary established has not completed its work. the classified and unclassified versions have been released to the hill. u.s. had a chance to see the unclassified version as well as the secretary's letter to members. today we have invited the chairman of the accountability review board thomas pickering and admiral mike mullen to join us here to address your questions. introducing them will be to and deputy secretary of state bill burns. as you all know, deputy i will make a couple of quick points and give the floor to admiral mullen. as secretary clinton said in her letter to congress, we accept each and every one of the board's r
CSPAN
Dec 20, 2012 8:00pm EST
the forest through the trees. there were clear warning signs that security situation in libya deteriorated, and going forward, it is important, and i think it's important for all of us to think in terms of going forward, that we need to do better jobs of ensuring a free and open dialogue among ambassadors, their security personnel, and officials in washington where decisions on security staffing levels and funding are made. now, as we draw the lessons, i want to be crystal clear about something else. congress also bears some responsibility here. congress has the power to purse. we use it for any number of things, but it's our responsibility, and for years, we asked our state department to operate with increasingly lesser resources to conduct essential missions, and because of the gridlock and excesses in the senate and congress itself, we have not even been able to pursue the regular order of authorizing legislation. that must change, and in the next session of the congress, i hope it will. as in any government entity, we know when a government is cut, you stretch every dollar
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
the security situation in eastern libya was coming from that to worse why was the state department unprepared for an assault. especially on the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in the united states history. the report provides the beginning of an answer when it states that there was a pervasive realization among the personnel and the special mission was sent a high priority when it came to the security related requests. the security was not a priority just what was the priority of this department in libya and in benghazi in particular? but we should be careful not to focus our attention entirely on the tragic failure in benghazi and regard it as an isolated incident. one cannot look at the evidence and conclude anything other than what was a systematic failure for brard and more worrisome implications we cannot expect the same bureaucracy at the state whose management failures are now manifest to objectively review the departments organization procedure and performance. nor can we have any confidence in their assessment of what went wrong and what actions are needed to pre
SFGTV2
Dec 12, 2012 9:00pm PST
april. chris got to hold her before leaving for his post in libya. as our father said best at 5 a.m. on september 12th, he made it to the top. he tried his best. he was a great brother. i couldn't agree more. [applause] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> good afternoon, steve mcdonald. chris and i have been friends since we pledged the fraternity at uc berkeley in 1978. i want to first thank chris's family for allowing me the honor of speaking today as we celebrate chris's amazing life. i look at this crowd. i try to figure out how much he achieved so much while making personal and professional connections and lifelong friends all over the world. this beautiful light-filled rotunda is the perfect seting to celebrate chris's life. he was a true renaissance man and offered a lesson in modern day enlightenment to all he met. some say don't sweat the small stuff. chris was successful because he did pay attention to little details and common courtesis that showed the world that he cared. i think the roots of chris's enlightening character were evident when we were undergrads at cal. i would like to sha
FOX News
Dec 29, 2012 11:00pm PST
connection with the libya attack. do you believe it was a terrorist ago? >> it's too early to tell what group was involved, but obviously it was an attack on americans. we are going to be working with the libyan government to make sure we bring these folks to justice one way or the other. >> jon: that was president obama the day after the deadly a attacks on our consulate, benghazi attacks conducted by terrorists. four americans americans including our ambassador were killed. the controversy failed protection and controversy about how they spun details leading up to the attack, ignored by the media to this day. why? >> i have to say that the news watch team just nailed it. that clip to me should have been the entire narrative of the romney campaign. president said it's too early to know if this is a terrorist attack. he didn't know or didn't want to admit this was a terrorist attack. weeks later in the leadup before the election, he then changes and tries to say, it was a terrorist attack and we called it from that moment. it was 9/11, he didn't call it a terror attack and he didn't pay
SFGTV2
Dec 2, 2012 9:00pm PST
egypt, bathed in tunisia, snorkled in sinai and danced in israeli discos. in libya i played tennis with the daughter of his libyan tennis coach, learned about medical school in libya and jogged through the ruins. but, as we said, chris always came home and entertained us when he did. i worked hard to sharpen tennis and skiiing skills. i was proud the year chris said you ski faster than the master. [ laughter] >> we got up early to be the first on the ski lift. at my wedding he said he would be happy by to perform a libyan liberation dance to celebrate the success of the revolution. [ laughter] >> he inspired me to travel and work inter nationally. i filled out an application for the peace corp. during my senior year because he had. he taught english in morocco. i taught math. we talked about the joys of living and working over seas. we spoke french together. later he helped me get an assignment with a pediatric a.i.d.s. group. now i work in a county hospital in stockton caring for patients from all over the world. like chris, i am genuinely interested in listening to their stories and l
FOX
Dec 30, 2012 10:00pm PST
libya that killed an american ambassador. >> plus a second bus explosion in as many days in libya. >>> and another shark attack, how the victim of the latest shark attack says he managed to get away. >> how you can expect the last day of 2012 and when showers return to the forecast. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. >>> bag pipers followed a funeral procession for one of two volunteer firemen shot and killed in a christmas eve ambush. hundreds waited outside in falling snow for a chance to pay their respect to firefighter and police
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 6:30am EST
attack in libya. four americans including ambassador chris stevens were killed september 11. susan collins says the investigation found the state department failed to take adequate steps to reduce the vulnerable to the terrorist attack. the report parents a picture of a vulnerable outpost in libya's seconds largest city. >>> oak ridge boys serenaded george hw bush over the phone. he has been hospitalized for a month after conditions including bronchitis and fever, moved out of icu after he got the phone call serenaded by the country music group. >>> ceo of the long island power authority is officially stepping down from his job today. came after sharp criticism that lip pa up with doing enough to restore power. top leaders in the house and senate side of the ag committees agreed to a 1 year extension of the 2008 farm bill that expired in october. that heads off a possible doubling of gas prices next month. the house could vote on the bill soon, house leaders have not yet agreed to put the bill on the floor. >>> we knew we were in the playoffs, we know when and against whom. ravens
CNN
Dec 8, 2012 4:00am PST
did. you know, a lot of people talk about, well, you know, isn't syria the same as libya? why did you intervene in libya and not in syria? a lot of people asked me, isn't syria like what happened in bosnia and so many, including u.n. officials have said what's happening in syria is very similar to what happened in bosnia with the wholesale slaughter of innocent civilians. i think from the administration's point of view they're looking at iraq and they don't want to get into an iraq-type of multi-year operation. >> and former senator george mitchell has said the united states needs to stay out of syria while senators mccain and lieberman said thursday that the u.s. must get involved. what is the fear if the u.s. does get involved? >> well, precisely that. that they don't want to get bogged down. nobody is talking about putting american boots on the ground or any other boots on the ground. the question is, can you take other military measures that will stop this war? i think what you have now, most sort of seasoned observers and most people who look at what could possibly be done to
LINKTV
Dec 19, 2012 5:30am PST
giving heavy showers across parts of libya down through egypt as well. for the western parts of northern africa, mostly fine and subtle. not a great deal of problems with the weather. to the east, some of the showers could turn out rather strong. but whether it can also be making its way further to the east, too. already plenty of heavy downpours -- and more heading through thursday. all of it pushing steadily toward the east. kuwait will likely to see clouds and just a chance of thunderstorms. of the people in these camps have fled violence or poverty elsewhere in the country. the government has no where to put them. and elsewhere across afghanistan, aid groups are trying to distribute emergency supplies to the most vulnerable. each family has been given enough firewood for about a month. after that, there is not enough funding for any more and winter will have another two or three months to run. no firewood could mean the difference between life and death for a family like this. huddled in one of the mud huts. >> this is just the start of winter and we don't know what happened
FOX News
Dec 21, 2012 8:00am PST
information on the death of four americans in libya on september 11th. while a scathing government report has sparked some new debates which agency or agencies were responsible for keeping those americans safe some experts say the question that really matters going forward is, who orchestrated these attacks? >> what happened in benghazi on september 11th was clearly a terrorist attack. what was not clear that day and was who exactly was involved, which terrorists were responsible, what their motives were, how exactly this terrorist attack came about. whether it was planned well in advance or more a target of opportunity. jenna: thomas joscelyn, senior fellow at foundation for defense of democracies. just wrote a piece in "weekly standard" about all that. josh rogan, "foreign policy" magazine a good read on a daily basis. welcome to you both. tom, let me start with you. four americans were murdered, do we know, are we any closer to knowing who did it? >> we haven't gotten the story from the u.s. government. even the report that came out from the accountability review board doesn't r
PBS
Dec 8, 2012 2:00am PST
libya and egypt, what -- places where we intervened and felt we had, to what does take action mean? >> to lower expectations about what we can achieve by intervention. the situation in syria was getting so much that the costs of inaction were becoming so high they outweighed the risk of doing nothing. clearly the administration has come to that point. the radicalization of the opposition is one big point. they worry if he loses control it might fall into the hands of an al qaeda-type group. they also worry that that group might be the strongest group post assad and that sweg ways into an afghanistan kind of nightmare. it's spilling over to all the neighbors, many of whom are close allies of ours, jordan, turkey. i felt the administration thought it had to take a lot more assertive action. >> what is the pressure of russia, on moscow to dole with this? they've been backing their ally syria. where are they? >> secretary clinton met with the foreign minister of russia a couple of days ago. obviously russia has backed another loser, its propensity in these things. i think they even see
SFGTV2
Dec 2, 2012 10:00pm PST
clinton noted chris's swearing in as ambassador to libya on an earlier tour, he was visiting roman ruins at one of the tourist sites in libya. he was trailed by gadhafi security men who were obviously intimidating to other tourists. as she recounted it, he reached over to one of the men, stole his camera out of his hands and started taking pictures of the men who had been following him. they were so dumbfounded that they had to laugh. after a quick conversation, chris convinced them to stand down. from a colleague at the embassy in tripoli i learned chris had a humble style of diplomacy libyans responded to after he became ambassador and returned to tripoli, the embassy posted a photo, ordering a juice in a cafe. that went viral because libyans were amazed at the site of a senior government official doing mundane activities without a huge entourage and demanding vip treatment. chris had a great knowledge of libyan history and culture. he would often crack jokes with government counter parts. not just in arabic but in the libyan dialect, which the libyans loved to hear him speak. an
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